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IanA 22nd June 2014 11:36

PMed - as agreed. Have arranged for Chris to fit it during the build.
Collecting car on 5 July.

IanA 26th June 2014 18:25

Rubber
 
So- the inner tubes have arrived and I've ordered the tyres. Thought I'd start with some 195/65 x 15 V-rated Falken AS200 all weather tyres. They are snowflake marked so have a high silica content. With that skinny width on the 5" Jag rim, I'm looking for all the grip I can get.

Tribute Automotive 28th June 2014 19:13

Progress
 
Rear light and plate position now fixed

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...ps5f0d13f7.jpg

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...psb8100b0a.jpg

Side vents cut and bonded, just require some filling and priming in white

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...ps029b54bd.jpg

IanA 28th June 2014 21:29

Cleaned and sprayed the wire wheels silver today. Arranged to have the new rim bands, inner tubes and Falken tyres fitted tomorrow morning.

IanA 28th June 2014 21:30

Lights
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Tribute Automotive (Post 56869)
Rear light and plate position now fixed

Thanks for the call Chris. Lights look OK, shame we need so many now!!!! The tub looks quite thick there so may take the flattening for the base of the lights without needing any strengthening from behind.

WorldClassAccident 29th June 2014 09:48

Make sure you stop by my house when you pick it up. It will be good to see the black and white twins

IanA 29th June 2014 11:45

Quote:

Originally Posted by WorldClassAccident (Post 56888)
Make sure you stop by my house when you pick it up. It will be good to see the black and white twins

That is my intention. It will still have the starfish wheels but I have some stickers to cover the centre badges.

Tribute Automotive 3rd July 2014 20:21

Nearly there on Ian's build. Another headlight to fit and then fettling this and that before a spot of filler here and there, and some white spot primer. See you on Saturday Ian.

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...pse74d9d2b.jpg

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...ps4c9fadbe.jpg

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...ps28baaf53.jpg

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...ps4d19a6d9.jpg

WorldClassAccident 4th July 2014 10:17

Nice fuel filler - Look forward to seeing that on Saturday on your way past

IanA 4th July 2014 23:02

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tribute Automotive (Post 57045)
Nearly there on Ian's build. Another headlight to fit and then fettling this and that before a spot of filler here and there, and some white spot primer. See you on Saturday Ian.

Wow

Tribute Automotive 5th July 2014 20:48

Ian came down to collect his Z300S today, he was really pleased with the stage the car was at. We were asked to build to a driving condition that Ian can detail and paint in his own time.

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...ps612faa58.jpg

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...ps9c6e4c0a.jpg

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...ps88318fae.jpg

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...ps2301df78.jpg

I am guessing he enjoyed his drive home to Oxford, via WCA's house:

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...psde94aebd.jpg

WorldClassAccident 5th July 2014 22:18

It was great to see Ian's car. It reminds me how much work I have done on mine and how much fun it has been.

So much better than re-laying the patio which is what I was doing today.

IanA 6th July 2014 11:14

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tribute Automotive (Post 57143)
Ian came down to collect his Z300S today, he was really pleased with the stage the car was at. We were asked to build to a driving condition that Ian can detail and paint in his own time.

I am guessing he enjoyed his drive home to Oxford, via WCA's house:

Too right, Chris. many thanks for a great job. Everything works- it's a practical everyday car already. I'll be back next week to collect the remains.

IanA 6th July 2014 12:06

Quote:

Originally Posted by WorldClassAccident (Post 57156)
It was great to see Ian's car. It reminds me how much work I have done on mine and how much fun it has been.
So much better than re-laying the patio which is what I was doing today.

Yes, good to see #1 and #4 together. I think that my white colour scheme will be more sympathetic to the grp material of the car whereas black sets very high standards for preparation.
If only all grp paint jobs could look as good as yours...

IanA 6th July 2014 12:10

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tribute Automotive (Post 57143)
Ian came down to collect his Z300S today, he was really pleased with the stage the car was at. We were asked to build to a driving condition that Ian can detail and paint in his own time.

I am guessing he enjoyed his drive home to Oxford, via WCA's house:

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/...psde94aebd.jpg

Watching that vid over and over- what a machine !!!

Car photographer 6th July 2014 15:50

much prefer it with the bonnet scoop filled in :)

Tribute Automotive 6th July 2014 22:48

Quote:

Originally Posted by IanA (Post 57164)
Watching that vid over and over- what a machine !!!

Glad you are enjoying the car and the video. It"s so easy, with smart phones, to do videos now that I should do it more often.

garyh 7th July 2014 08:40

defo, a picture canpaint a thousand words...

IanA 13th July 2014 13:53

Just driven 230 miles in my Jago- the last 120 miles like this http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d6.../DSCF1727a.jpg

IanA 13th July 2014 21:51

In all its wire-wheeled glory
 
Dry fit and exhibition revs only.
I fitted the MWS Jaguar wire wheel adapters today and here it is:

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d6.../DSCF1754b.jpg

The adapters fitted perfectly in terms of bolt PCD and diameter. There was <1mm play against the hub centre as well- result.

My only reservation is that the holes in the adapters are 45deg countersunk whereas the bolts have a 60deg bevel. The standard bolts clear the curly hubs. I did try my cone washers but that would need the bolt heads to be trimmed slightly. I'm not convinced that the washers are the best solution anyway- anyone know of 45deg chamfered wheel bolts? M12x40mmx1.5mm pitch?

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d6.../DSCF1752a.jpg


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